ANF: Ecole Geant4 de l’IN2P3

Orsay, building 203 (LAL)

The 2016 tutorial is supported and organised by CNRS, see the tutorial CNRS Web site:


Ivana Hrivnacova  (IPN Orsay, Universite de Paris-Sud, IN2P3-CNRS) (responsible),
Laurent Garnier  (OSUR, Universite de Rennes 1, INSU-CNRS),
Marc Verderi  (LLR, Ecole Polytechnique)


The tutorial will alternate lectures with exercises for development of a user application. The goal is to learn step by step using the Geant4 toolkit and developing of a Geant4 application. The following topics will be covered:

  • Definition of geometry and materials
  • Definition the primary particles sources
  • Definition of physical processes and selection of a physics list
  • User interfaces, macros, visualization
  • Accounting physical quantities (« scoring »), analysis
  • Multithreading
  • Biasing

Instructions The instructions for participants (in French) are available here.

Requirements Basic level of C++ programming language is required :

  • basic/syntax: if statements, loop constructs functions, pointers, references, passing function arguments
  • classes: class definition and implementation, class data members and member functions/methods, static data members, member functions/methods, base class and derived class, pure virtual function/method
  • standard template library: iostream, vector

Contact: Ivana Hrivnacova ivana@ipno.in2p3.fr